Celebration of the modern guy!

Discover the hottest fashion and lifestyle trends at Festival of Steve this Sat 2 June. Showcasing local designers, retailers, purveyors of classic merchandise, stylists and outfitters in menswear.


Entry is free, and includes tastings by some of Melbourne’s finest food and beverages.

From 12pm at The Kelvin Club.


2018 VAMFF GQ Menswear – Hot From The Runway Report!

It was a scorcher line-up of local designers, opening with complete darkness and edgy music to set the mood for the crowd!

Reporter Jake Manton was on the scene to capture the action and deliver his must-have key pieces for autumn/winter.

pe nationStyle: P.E Nation. Imagery: Lucas Dawson Photography

Heating up the runway this year was P.E Nation’s menswear range. The collection boasted bright retro undertones, colour blocking and oversized logo branding. The loud and eye-catching line did not disappoint. This was a grand walk of fame as they had claimed the prestigious of National Designer Award only days ago.


baskiekStyle: bassike Imagery: Lucas Dawson Photography

bassike presented its plain and unique constructed basics paired with statement accessories to set apart the dress code of casual and modern casual wear.


chris babesStyle: Chris Ran Lin Imagery: Lucas Dawson Photography

Newcomer Chris Ran Lin presented a unique array of knitwear and jackets making a bold statement to gain the audiences attention with a evident touch of masculinity.


jackStyle: Jack London. Imagery: Lucas Dawson Photography

Jack London exhibit it’s signature style of parkas and leather jackets with classic tailoring through its slim trousers and collard shirts. Adding a pop of colour in the mixture for a winter standout.


jac + jacStyle: Jac+ Jack. Imagery: Lucas Dawson Photography

Everyday label Jac+ Jack revealed its updated collection for autumn/winter 2018 with relaxed neutral and muted tones to work with any wardrobe. The unstructured basics pair with a classic or bold statement jacket or coat.


atuoStyle: Autonomy. Imagery: Lucas Dawson Photography

Gent favourite Autonomy delivered its distinctive style of garments with layering a key feature this season matched with a boot. The colour palette combined a mixture of dark to mildly tones to easily tail any modern gents unique style.

The stylish crowd continued to the after-party at the ever trendy Spice Market!

Launched today!

Time to up your style game in the water! Funky Trunks launched their NEW Speed Stroke swim and beachwear collection today. Featuring must-have stand out prints in bold and playful colours. Sporting the hot new looks is Australian Olympic Swimmer Jayden Hadler. Let’s take a peek…


Shop these styles and more here: www.funkytrunks.com

Underground vibes at MFW Menswear

Keeping it fresh! This year’s Garage Menswear show took us under the Town Hall at Melbourne Fashion Week. The rustic venue gave way for an edgy showcase of the new season looks. Keeping with the diversity theme of this year’s event there were several female models rockin’ the clothing on the runway and hey this makes sense as I’ve had plenty of my girlfriends raid my wardrobe!

Let’s talk trends. The bum bag is having a moment and it’s certainly a handy accessory for us mobile phone lovers. No hanging onto a bag means those hands are free to organise that next Tinder date on the run. But with the bum bag, do not wear around the waist, wear it on the diagonal across the chest and you’ll be on point. Military hardware made for masculine details and I’ll be trying out this one myself. Also, it looks like the cool mix of a suit teamed with sneakers is here to stay, as it just looks so goddam stylish and I’m sure we can all agree is really comfortable.

Let’s take a look at the action…

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AMXANDER: www.amxander.com

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Aquila: www.aquila.com.au

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Autonomy: www.autonomyonline.com.au

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Chris Ran Lin: www.chrisranlin.com

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Dom Bagnato: www.dombagnato.com.au

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Jack London: www.shop.jacklondon.com.au

Images in the body of post by Timothy Treasure Photography

Trend Report: GQ Menswear Runway

The GQ Australia Fashion Runway. Image: Lucas Dawson Photography

By Laura Rushworth.

The style dial was set to thrill at the GQ Australia Menswear Runway on Friday 17 March.

Set in the majestic Royal Exhibition Building, it was a highlight show as part of the packed schedule for the 2017 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Let’s take a look at the key trends you’ll be wearing this autumn and winter.

Style: Jack London. Image: Lucas Dawson Photography

The event kicked off with a dark and broody rock soundtrack evoking a sense of power and mystery.

Taking the runway by storm, Jack London presented an edgy line of grungy leather jackets styled with tartan checkered suits and a collection of dark knits, creating a polished look for the guys.

Style: Dom Bagnato. Image: Lucas Dawson Photography

For the stylish gents, Dom Bagnato lived up to the hype and presented a vision of bold blue suits, illustrating his contemporary classic looks mixed with Italian style. This alluring line oozed charisma and stark sophistication, evident through his remarkable craftsmanship and tailoring.

Style: Calibre. Image: Lucas Dawson Photography

Calibre delivered a collection of their recognisable signature elements, incorporating new contemporary pieces in their Fall/Winter line. Calibre’s premium fashion looks included leather biker jackets, the perfect tailored pants, checkered knits and silver zipped bomber jackets, offering the highest quality casual garments, through to their exquisitely made sharp suits.

Style: Autonomy. Image: Lucas Dawson Photography

Autonomy exposed their quality, superior fits and abiding style on the GQ Runway. Drawing their inspiration from timeless apparel pieces that are everyday essentials for the “IT” man, who seeks durable and long lasting pieces he can treasure. Some of these looks included navy blue jeans styled with a dark knit and trendy bomber jacket for a virile edge.

Style: Arthur Galan AG. Photography: Lucas Dawson Photography

One designer that definitely spoke to the masses, was Arthur Galan’s collection that exuded directional street style and masculinity. His use of camo stood out with his new take of adding gold chunky zip detail on jackets and pants. The explicit skill and use of superior fabrics, definitely set him apart.


This show offered an intriguing vision on macho elegance, capturing viewers through cutting edge style and modern looks on the Runway. VAMFF wrapped up the shows end with an exciting strobe light effect display, exuding a strong finish to an efficacious evening.

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